Violet and Eunice Garrish Cooke County Education Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of all teachers, past and present, from Cooke County, Texas, and intended for undergraduate and graduate students in Teacher Education in the College of Education.


  1. Be a graduating senior from a high school located in Cooke County, Texas, or a former high school graduate with one to two years of successful attendance at the local (Cooke County) community college in a pre-education curriculum.
  2. Have, and maintain through graduation, the intention of becoming a full-time teacher in the K-12 public school system upon graduation and certification.
  3. Meet the minimum entrance and academic performance standards of the Department of Teacher Education and Administration in effect at the time of any award (at least a GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 system).
  4. Maintain full-time enrollment at the University, unless they have less than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program.
  5. Enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in Teacher Education at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in the graduate Teacher Education and Administration Program through the COE at the University will eligible for consideration.

Note: The purpose of this award is to encourage and financially assist students studying teacher education at the University who have the intent of teacher at the K-12 levels. The intent of this fund is to provide one or more renewable "full scholarships" to a student consisting of all tuition, fees, and a book allowance. The award may be renewed for a maximum of four (4) years, or until the student has finished student teaching, taken the exit exam, and achieved certification.